Oro-Moesian Festuca paniculata grasslands

English name: Oro-Moesian Festuca paniculata grasslands

Description (English)

Extensive, closed, acidophilous tall grasslands dominated by the large Festuca paniculata of higher elevations, up to 2400 metres, of the Central Balkan Range, the Rhodope mountains including Rila, Pirin and Vitosha, the Moeso-Macedonian mountains, the Pelagonides and the Montenegrine Dinarides, mainly on eroded soils of south-facing slopes, with Festuca nigrescens, Bellardiochloa violacea, Nardus stricta, Genista depressa, Juniperus nana (Juniperus sibirica), Vaccinium myrtillus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.391
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E4.3)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Juniperus nana
Conifers Juniperus sibirica
Flowering Plants Bellardiochloa violacea
Flowering Plants Festuca nigrescens
Flowering Plants Festuca paniculata
Flowering Plants Genista depressa
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juniperus nana Conifers
Juniperus sibirica Conifers
Bellardiochloa violacea Flowering Plants
Festuca nigrescens Flowering Plants
Festuca paniculata Flowering Plants
Genista depressa Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.391 Oro-Moesian Festuca paniculata grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.391 Oro-Moesian Festuca paniculata grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.391 Oro-Moesian Festuca paniculata grasslands same
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